AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO)

The AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO) has served the HIV/AIDS community for over 30 years, providing support, prevention, education and outreach services from an integrated anti-racism anti-oppression social justice framework that promotes the holistic wellbeing of those living with, affected by, impacted by and at risk of HIV/AIDS in Ottawa. 

Built in 1961 and overlooking the Rideau Canal, the home of the ACO features a drop-in centre known as the Living Room – a place of comfort and care that pays tribute to the origins of the HIV/AIDS movement in Canada in the early ‘80s. The Living Room offers services to promote health and well being such as subsidized YMCA gym memberships, food bank, access to laundry machines, and harm reduction supplies, as well as access to other practical services such as faxing, compeers/Internet and phones.

Location and contact

In-person visiting hours

*Follow building health protocols.

  • Saturday, June 3 2023
    10am to 4pm

Virtual and 3D Tours

This building does not offer virtual or 3D tours.

A brown brick building with green detail located on the corner on an intersection with traffic lights.
ACO has served the HIV/AIDS community for almost 40 years, providing education, support, outreach and advocacy.


Construction date or date range
Community and/or care centres

Amenities and features

  • Public washrooms
  • Accessible access
  • Free parking
  • Bike parking
  • Metered/paid parking
  • Family friendly
  • Guided tours
  • OC transpo nearby